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Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.
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Dear Sangha Members and Friends of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center,
I have the great privilege to share with you one of the most beautiful announcements that I can make: the longtime wishes and prayers of all the PBC members and devoted disciples of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche have been answered.
Recently, His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche discovered the reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche on the eighth day of this month, just two days ago. He was given the name Palden Yonten Thaye Lodro Chokyi Gyaltsen!
At Padma Samye Ling, the North American Monastery of PBC, we enjoyed a great celebration for the 10th Day of Guru Rinpoche, and all the gathered Sangha rejoiced in this announcement with tremendous joy and excitement.
Now that we have discovered the reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is requesting that everyone recite many Dusum Sangye prayers of Guru Padmasambhava. This is my wish as well. We pray for the continued success of all the Dharma activities of Khenchen Yangsi Rinpoche, that there are no obstacles and everything unfolds very smoothly, for the fulfillment of all of his wishes, and that he will benefit the Teachings and all sentient beings for aeons.
Yours in the Dharma,
Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
Padma Samye Ling
10th Day of Guru Rinpoche
April 16, 2016
[T] essence of being is originally pure and, in relation to its self-manifestation, [is free from] transitory defilements of delusion, which have been purified directly upon the basis of being. This essence of being is designated by the term “Unsurpassed Realm”. It is the basic space of phenomena, the self manifest sacred circle of essential awakening not belonging to minds [of beings in] the ten directions, and not defined by size, limits, or orientation.
The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Two, Three, and Four
Buddhism’s Journey To Tibet
by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
translated by Ngawang Zangpo : page 541
The key to understanding the truth of suffering is what the Buddha called the “three marks” of everything that exists. All conditioned phenomena, he said, are pervaded by these three marks: impermanence ( anitya ), dissatisfaction or suffering ( duhkha ), and insubstantiality ( anatman, “without self” ).
According to the Buddha, if we do not understand how conditioned phenomena are marked by these three aspects, then we will not be able to understand the first Noble Truth. We may do all we can in order to avoid facing the fact that everything is contingent and transient – we may try to hide ourselves from it, and we may even spin out all kinds of metaphysical theories of an unchanging, permanent, substantial reality to avoid this all-pervasive nature of ephemerality. Also, if we do not understand that conditioned phenomena are unsatisfactory, we will not think about restraining ourselves from overindulgence in sensory gratifications, which makes us lose our center and become immersed in worldly concerns, so that our life is governed by greed, craving, and attachment. All of these things disturb the mind.
If we do not understand that everything is insubstantial – anatman – then we may believe that there is some kind of enduring essence or substance in things, or in the personality, and because of this belief we generate delusion and confusion in the mind.
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Martin Heidegger : Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) | Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event)
This second major work by Heidegger is discussed extensively in Martin Heidegger : Politics,Art, and Technology [ edited by Karsten Harries and Christoph Jamme ]. The volume had its origin in the colloquium “Art, Politics, Technology- Martin Heidegger 1889-1989″ held at Yale University in October of 1989. A few years before Karsten Harries had very generously allowed me to audit his graduate seminar on Heidegger during the time when I was at Yale. These seminars were terrific. It is to this time that I owe my continuing interest in Heidegger.
Concerning the Isomorphic : Archaic and Anarchic
What is, when the struggle for standards is dying out ? ( BzP 28 )